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Mengjia, now renamed the Wanhua District, is the oldest part of Taipei, with old temples, old streets, old academies, narrow gates, and traditional industries that offer a diverse variety of historical materials for study. In this district, a number of traditional industries such as Chinese medicine stores and paper stores selling paper products that are burned for the deceased. Here, you can also experience first-hand the production of Buddhist sculptures and embroidery in the Buddhist paraphernalia stores on Xindiantou Street, which boomed along with the establishment of a large number of temples in the area.
Longshan Temple, established in 1740, is among Taiwan’s oldest and most famous temples. It is devoted to the worship of Guanyin, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, and other deities. The temple consists of a front hall, rear hall, and right and left wings. The layout is orderly and serene. Due to natural disasters and human damage, the temple has been restored several times. The doors, beams, and pillars are beautifully decorated; the front court is graced by a pair of bronze dragon pillars, and the middle court by four pairs. The walls and ceilings are covered by exquisite sculptures as well as many Chinese poems, verses, and lyrics that a rich literary atmosphere.